January 2, 2011 Subject:
...BAH boom ZIS..!
October 24, 2010 Subject:
Now for a Real Review
Let's look at what we have here. First, "B" Producer Sam Katzman, after making some westerns joined Monogram, producing "The East Side Kids" series and many of Monograms' youth-oriented films from 1940 into 1947. He then went to Columbia as a producer of serial, westerns, and others and was very successful there. Later on he produced Elvis Presley films among others. He knew how to make a "B" picture. Short, light, easy down-home stuff. Then we have Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healey, who would become huge post-war early TV and Radio stars, and just as low key and "aw shucks" as we see here. We also have Grace Hayes a natural comic actress and Peter Lind Hayes real mother. This little musical was based loosely on her show business background, and while the story-line is somewhat dated and thin, it's fine for its time. Watch it from that point of view. Early Huntz Hall and Benny Rubin at work here, both of whom were associated with Katzman over the years at different times. This film was originally scheduled for release on Nov. 7, 1941. I think that the ending was probably re-shot following Pearl Harbor (Dec. 7, 1941). How else do you explain the army motif in the final minutes of the film? Pleasant little film. I recommend it.
July 19, 2010 Subject:
Missing something in the humor here
I am missing something here in the humor because 20 minutes in I was just grossed out by the main characters.